Things To Do in Townsville

Townsville in northern Queensland is Australia's largest tropical city and combines an easy going lifestyle with all of the benefits of a major city destination. It provides the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding coastal towns, rainforests, great barrier reef and country terrain. Along the foreshore in Townsville is the newly redeveloped 'Strand' precinct which features safe playgrounds and numerous dining options, making it ideal for families on holidays in Townsville. Another of the more facinating things to do in Townsville is to take the ferry across to Magnetic Island and explore this beautiful tropical island.

Below is a list of the most popular things to do in Townsville:

Spend a Day at the Strand Water Park        

On one of the many warm, sunny days in Townsville you can take the whole family along to The Strand Water Park. Located next to Tobruk Pool this free swimming area provides heaps of water fun and excitement ..... Read More Details

Visit the Maritime Museum of Townsville        

The whole region around Townsville is steeped in nautical history and there is no better place to discover this than at the Maritime Museum of Townsville. There is lots of interesting activities for the ..... Read More Details

Visit The Museum of Tropical Queensland        

There is lots to see and do and the Museum of Tropical Queensland including exhibitions about the local coral reefs, rainforests and other weird marine creatures. There is also a fun interactive science ..... Read More Details

Take the Ferry Over to Magnetic Island        

A great, inexpensive way to see some of the magical sights of the Great Barrier Reef is to take the ferry from the Breakwater Terminal in Townsville over to Magnetic Island. This short 20 minute ferry ..... Read More Details

Take a Walk up Castle Rock        

A great way to start the morning in Townsville is to walk to the top of the 286m high Castle Hill monolith. It stands in the middle of town and provides great views over the town and across to Magnetic ..... Read More Details

Walk Around the Palmetum        

A relaxing thing to do in tropical Townsville is take a walk around the 17 hectares of palm-only garden at the Palmetum. This tropical garden oasis features over 350 different species of palms and is one ..... Read More Details

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